Gossamer Blue | Maximizing products...

happy hump day!!!

just 14 more days until Christmas eve and i am so looking forward to hanging out with the family baking up lots of treats! it is the one holiday i enjoy spending hours and hours in the kitchen baking up something sweet with the kids and they enjoy it, too.

today's layout share has a few images of the kids baking goodness and creating crafts during their winter break a year or so ago. i used a mix of the life pages and main add-on kits to create my page... i went with a challenging theme for myself with this months kits by maximizing my product usage. i had FUN w/ this page. i threaded lots of the sequins by color to create my horizontal border and continued the circle elements throughout the entire page. you can read more about it up on today's GB blog post...






have a lovely week and happy creating (and baking)... xo!

Gossamer Blue | ho, ho, ho...

a little challenge i set for myself with this months kits... i little theme, so to speak, maximizing a single product on a page. i have always loved using an insane amount of the one product on one layout and that really does show through my December kit layouts this month. i am very pleased with all that i've created and doing something different from time to time. the color palette and embellishments have truly inspired me to no end. it is all so damn good, i wish i had more time to create more every day memories. but alas, i shall save my favorite pieces for later use for the next project. until then, here's one layout using the entire sheet of word thickers by American Crafts from the December main add-on kit, "Perfection, You"


first off, my son rarely takes a photo with a straight face. as soon as he smiles nicely, i snap right away, very quickly, as i possibly can. then of course, he shines with silliness and goes all out with some of the most odd facial expressions. I'm always telling him his face will stay that way if he keeps it up. ha, he of course knows it's not true.




enjoy the rest of your Sunday and happy creating... :)

PageMaps | December sketch and layout...


well, hello there December and happy Monday!

it's that time of year where i just want to curl up with a good movie, hot tea and a thick throw on our couch with a fire crackling with plenty of warm filling the air in our home. i love this time of year... being inside, hibernating, ha! yes i do. i am a homebody at heart. though i enjoy going out and being around family and friends, i truly enjoy this place we call home. i especially love creating crafts and other little activities with the kids... hence, watching them create some really cool arm candy.


first off, this particular sketch is one of my favorite go to sketches. it's easy to change it up into vertical design but i kept with the original. the bottom border is adorned with lots of foam stickers balancing out the overall color palette. i used the Life Journals lined clear stamp set to hold my journaling and the arrow shapes from A Pocket Full die-cut set for title treatment.




thanks for stopping by... enjoy your week and happy December :)

Gossamer Blue | December is here...


happy DECEMBER creative friends! super duper excite about this months ever so crazy amazing Gossamer Blue December kit!!! this kit is bursting with LOTS of great product. perfect for not just your every day stories, but also for documenting holiday parties, which is exactly what i've done...

i've been hoarding these images from print for way too long and this months main kit inspired me to break them out and put them to use. then not so great quality images randomly anchors the bottom of the page, surrounded by lots of circle elements, vellum background to soften up the bold patterns, word stamping and a large die-cut title used from this kits downloadable digital files. journaling is stucked behind photos for easy access.





thanks for stopping by and make sure you pick up your own December GB kit before it's all gone... xoxo!

Gossamer Blue | December Memories blog hop...


Hey Hey, Hello!

can you believe Christmas is around the corner? i'm surprised it's creeping up as fast as it is... but super excited at the same time! i'm not even done with all of my gift shopping. i fell a little behind this year, but as usual, i look forward to find the 'hope it's the right' gift for our love ones! none the less, the holiday's always put me in the spirit of creating and that's documenting our lives throughout for 25 days with the ever so awesome December Memories kit, YES!

i've had a lot going on these last few weeks and haven't had the chance to really sit down to create my fondation pages. so, i decided to keep it simple and just create each daily page as i go. sometimes the pressure of getting all the foundation pages done can be overwhelming let alone trying to make sure that days photo fits the page inserts. trying to rearrange everything can be a bit time consuming. that is why i've decided to just go with the flow without the stress of feeling overwhelmed. i'm really looking forward to how we spend our 25 days of holiday cheer.


today, i have my album cover and cover page completed... i used the exclusive stamps and plastic word embellishments to decorate my cover page. i really love the look. love the angle of the thick pattern and the continuous flow.



tone-on-tone is a favorite technique of mine when creating projects. I went with that look for my cover page and will continue to do so throughout my entire album... giving the album a cohesive look along with keeping it simple.

good luck with your own December Memories album this year and have fun documenting your holiday memories. continue on over to Diane's blog for more holiday inspiration

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